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UD News 2013

Braniff Graduate School Hosts First Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Conference

October 15, 2014
The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts will host its first biennial interdisciplinary Shakespeare conference Oct. 24-25 on the UD campus. The conference, which is titled "Nothing Will Come of Nothing: The Wisdom of King Lear," will begin with a lecture by Timothy Burns, university professor of political science at Baylor University, and a dramatic reading of the play featuring one of North Texas' most highly regarded actors, Bruce DuBose, in the title role.

"Lumen Gentium" Panel to Discuss Catholic Vision of Church 50 Years Later

October 06, 2014
"The church shares in the very life of the Trinity. The church's task is to allow Christ himself to become visible and active in each member; the church is the Spouse of Christ and our Mother. Mary reveals the beauty and splendor of the church at the end of times," said the Rev. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist., adjunct professor of theology at UD.

University of Dallas Closely Monitoring Information About Dallas Ebola Case

October 03, 2014
UD is closely monitoring information related to a patient being treated for Ebola in Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Business & Society Network Hosts Panel on How Apps Solve Environmental Challenges

October 02, 2014
The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will host a panel discussion on Friday, Oct. 10, to explore why and how companies and entrepreneurs are developing apps to solve environmental challenges. The event will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Haggar University Center. The complimentary event includes breakfast, presentations, an interactive roundtable discussion and networking with Dallas/Fort Worth business leaders.

Meet UD's 15 New Faculty Members

October 02, 2014
UD welcomed 15 new faculty members this fall. The faculty members began teaching classes for undergraduate Constantin College of Liberal Arts and Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business programs, the School of Ministry and the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts on Sept. 2.

4 Ways to Learn More About the Alumni-Driven Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Project During Alumni & Family Weekend

October 01, 2014
Since the class gift in 1997 that began the project to bring a Marian shrine to the University of Dallas, one thing has remained consistent: alumni support. Alumni began, resurrected and sustained the project. In keeping with that tradition, Alumni & Family Weekend offers several opportunities for alumni, families, students and friends to become more involved with the project to build a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe on campus.

Graduate Business Programs See Enrollment Increase

September 25, 2014
As many colleges and universities across America face declining enrollments, the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is experiencing a 16 percent increase in new students overall. The growth is due in large part to a population of new international students that is 200 percent larger than in fall 2013.

Canadian Archbishop, Catholic Education Advocate to Give UDMC Keynote Address

September 18, 2014
The Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, CSB, archbishop of the Diocese of Vancouver, will give the keynote address at the eighth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), which will be held Oct. 23-25 at the Irving Convention Center.

Fund a Faculty Parking Spot for a Day with North Texas Giving Day Gifts

September 18, 2014
Give your favorite faculty member a parking spot of his or her choice for a day by donating $100 to UD during North Texas Giving Day. Simply make the gift via this link and designate your faculty member in the notes box.

Psychology Department Receives National Award for Curricular Rigor

September 16, 2014
At the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention Aug. 9, the University of Dallas Psychology Department along with Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill received the 2014 Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology (SHP). Each year, SHP recognizes both an institution and an individual associated with that institution for "significant and lasting contributions to humanistic psychology."

D.C. Schindler to Give Annual John Paul II Lecture: Marriage as Natural Sacrament

September 16, 2014
D.C. Schindler, associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, will give the seventh annual John Paul II lecture, "Marriage as a Natural Sacrament," Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium.

Gifts to UD Go Further During North Texas Giving Day, September 18

September 12, 2014
Last year, alumni, parents and friends of UD helped to raise more than $125,000 for the university in 17 hours. Once again, every donation of $25 or more made through NorthTexasGivingDay.org will receive bonus funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Q&A-Focused Professional Viewpoints Aims to Nurture Students' Spirit of Inquiry

September 11, 2014
The first job chemistry major Sarah Jane Semrad, BA '98, landed out of college was testing the crunchiness of Cheetos in a Frito-Lays laboratory. It wasn't obvious at the time that she was beginning a path to a fulfilling career in nonprofit work, but she was.

UD Highest Ranked DFW Institution by US News

September 09, 2014
U.S. News & World Report's 2015 rankings of the nation's best colleges are out and the University of Dallas is the highest ranked institution in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Ranked number 13 among 120 institutions categorized as "regional universities" in the West, this year's ranking places the university first in the metroplex, second among Texas' 33 other ranked regional universities and seventh among all Catholic institutions in the West region.

Meet the Class of 2018: Avid Volunteer Took Time Before College to Discern Path

September 04, 2014
When Anissa Nashikkar graduated from high school in 2012, she was very unsure of what she wanted to do. It wasn't that she didn't have any ideas, but rather that she had too many. Faced with indecision, she made the brave and ultimately, for her, wise choice to take some time off before going to college.

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